The Night the Scientific Revolution Began
Science Historian Owen Gingerich describes how he recently discovered hand-written notes by Galileo pinpointing the moment in which he realized the Earth was not the center of the Universe.
Produced by Jessica Johnson, Mary Parker, Kristen Stivers, and Mark Zastrow of the Program in Science and Medical Journalism at Boston University.
Published at Discover Magazine online, July 2011.
The Worst Observing Run Ever
The story of the 18th century astronomer Guillaume Le Gentil and his horrendously ill-fated 11-year quest across south Asia to observe a transit of Venus.
A version of a public lecture given at Boston University during the transit of Venus on June 6, 2012.
A poster I designed for a talk I organized by Pamela Gay. Created using MacOSaiX and Photoshop.